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 MAV and The University of Melbourne Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Primary Mathematics Education Conference

Registrations close on 15th June! Don’t miss out on the second year of this highly successful event!

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) are delighted to open registrations for the 2018 primary school mathematics education conference:

2018 Theme: Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

primary conferenceThe knowledge and skills required for Critical and Creative Thinking must be explicitly taught if students are to develop and apply the skills and learning dispositions that support logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking in mathematics.

Join us in 2018 to investigate Critical and Creative Thinking, focusing on:

  • questions and questioning for deep learning
  • rich tasks, challenging tasks and inquiry based learning
  • reasoning and metacognition
  • digital technologies
  • early childhood; 4 year old to Year 2 conference stream

Major Sponsor:

The Education State | Victoria State Government | Education and Training


 Check out the program and register here 

Check out these keynotes:

Day 1: Mathematics education leaders   Day 2: Primary school teachers
Paul Swann smDr Paul Swann

Get Hands-on with Paul!

In this keynote, Dr Paul Swan will share ideas for improving the Mathematical Literacies.


Felicity FureyFelicity Furey

Explore why embedding critical and creative thinking at the core of learning and the language of STEM are so Important even at the primary years!

Joanna BlanninDr Joanna Blannin

Through AI, robotics, visual coding and online learning pedagogies this keynote will explore the mathematical learning opportunities presented by technologies and the connection between algorithmic, critical and creative thinking.

Wee Tiong SeahAssociate Professor Wee Tiong Seah

In today’s world – and classroom – creativity does not manifest itself in one or two forms only.

Different cultural groups (including different jobs, different religions, etc) develop and express their own creativity ideas differently through their mathematical activities. 

Just some of our session topics:

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Coding
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Tablets for deep learning
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Challenging, rich and open tasks
  • Questions
  • High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)
  • Mental computation strategies
  • Fraction questions
  • Learning progression for pre-school children
  • Games and engagement
  • Bee Bot and Sphero
  • Embedding school based professional learning programs
  • Assessment to reveal; critical and creative thinking
  • Maths leadership
 Check out the program and register here 

What educational leaders said about the MAVMEG 2017 Primary conference.....

‘It can be challenging to build students’ ability to reason with mathematics. I left this conference with ideas on ways in which I can support students to think systematically; ideas which are proven to be successful as they come from evidence based research.’

What primary teachers said about the MAVMEG 2017 Primary conference.....

‘Fantastic presentations, with practical ideas I can use in the classroom straight away.’

Supporting Partners:

   ACER  Essential Assessment
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